January 15, 2022

EPIC FAIL #18 - Our love/hate relationship with EHRs

The major push for Electronic Health Records began with the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH), part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Converting to computerized records promised to cut red tape, reduce treatment/medication errors, enable data sharing and save billions of health care dollars. Have they fulfilled their promises?